Weston Ranch's volleyball squad opened the Valley Oak League season with a competitive four-game loss (27-29, 25-22, 20-25, 11-25) at Kimball Wednesday.
Sierra High's girls golf team got its first win of the Valley Oak League season the easy way Wednesday by just showing up with a full team.
This was far from a routine victory for Manteca High's girls tennis team, which travelled across town to Sierra Tuesday as the established favorite to earn the Valley Oak League championship.
LATHROP – In what shaped up to be two well-coached programs vying to win their Valley Oak League opener, the improved Lathrop Spartans soccer club battled reigning champion East Union to a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
Valley Oak League play opened just fine for the Sierra Timberwolves, taking care of business in their leaue debut against the Oakdale Mustangs 3-1 Tuesday.
Ripon Christian went into Monday's Southern League opener at Waterford coming off a solid third-place finish in its own 32nd Annual Jerry Terpsma Classic.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thursday's volleyball results did not run in Friday or Saturday's editions of the Bulletin due to space constraints. This is the roundup in its entirety.
RIPON - Eight area teams got together for the Ripon Christian Soccer Tournament Saturday with the Valley Oak League's Lathrop Spartans closing out play as champions in a victory over the Ripon Indians.
Manteca High's tennis team made a quality impression at the California Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis, finishing tournament action with a 1-1 split Saturday, including a 6-4 win over Atascadero.
East Union's boys soccer team notched its first two wins of the season during group play of the Arturo Marquez Memorial Tournament in Stockton Friday.
Manteca High showed well in the first day of the California Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis, winning two of its three matches.
In more ways than one, Modesto High was its own worst enemy in a 2-1 loss at Manteca Thursday.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's volleyball team got swept by Edison and fell to 1-4 in nonleague play Thursday, but the Spartans had little reason to feel discouraged.
Sierra's girls tennis team nearly made it a clean sweep Thursday in Sonora, where it routed the Wildcats, 8-1.
Ripon Christian trailed visiting Hughson 1-0 at the half and fought back with a second-half goal to force a 1-1 non-league tie with the Huskies Thursday.
STOCKTON - Although the game was out of reach Friday night, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven slammed home the exclamation point in the fourth quarter.
ESCALON - The beat goes on for the Trans-Valley League's top boys basketball team.
LATHROP - Kaitlynn Funsch and Alexa Mayen each scored a goal and assisted two others to help Manteca defeat Lathrop 6-2 in a Valley Oak League ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian's depth, or lack thereof, was tested in its 60-50 win over winless Riverbank on Thursday.
Lathrop High came into East Union's Dalben Center Thursday with a game plan: play smart and aggressive defense.
TRACY - Manteca is perfect no more in the Valley Oak League.
WATERFORD - Ripon Christian was a few minutes away from maintaining its comfortable lead atop the Southern League girls soccer standings.
One finally made it through.
National Signing Day was special in many ways for several local soccer products.
Manteca didn't need a triple-double from Tydus Verhoeven in its second meeting with Kimball.
HILMAR - Ripon closed the regular season with a 48-27 win over Hilmar in a battle between the Trans-Valley League's remaining undefeated teams.
LATHROP - When Junior Ballard hit his second 3-pointer in 30 seconds Wednesday night to tie East Union, the hometown crowd went wild. Unfortunately for the ...
A single tie in any of its final three regular-season matches will be good enough for East Union to wrap up the Valley Oak League ...
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
RJ Tisdell made it official.